What happens when I get there?
Here is a step by step guide…
Meet in off road adventure office.
Check in. Sign waivers, re-check of weather conditions.
Meet your pilot. Take a 5-10 minute drive to top.
Take a 2 minute down walk/hike up to the take-off site (Launch)
At launch your pilot will put you into your harness etc.
Take off procedures reviewed.
Take flight, enjoy air time flying from Jalapahar top, views of Darjeeling town and tea gardens with mountains.
Land in the field below. Share high-fives, and pack up gear.
Do we just jump off a mountain while paragliding in Darjeeling?
No. Paragliding is launched from regulated flying sites and together with the instructor, you take some running strides and are gently lifted off the ground as the glider begins to fly.
How long does a flight last?
This varies with the weather, and a passenger’s personal preference. If a paraglider pilot launches from the top of the mountain and is unable to find lift, he would find himself landing at the bottom in approximately 5-12 minutes. Fortunately, Lookout Mountain is frequently “soarable,” meaning sustained glider flight is possible, leaving it up to the pilot to decide when to land. Flight time is generally between 15 and 25 minutes and can last longer if conditions allow (depending on lifting air). Count on the entire experience taking 1 1/2 – 2 hours (summer) from start to finish.
Is a Paraglider the same thing as a parachute?
No, a paraglider is similar to a modern, steerable skydiving canopy, but different in several important ways. The paraglider is foot-launched from the ground either by running down a hill or being towed into the air. The construction is generally much lighter, as it doesn’t have to withstand the sudden shock of opening at high velocities.
What is difference between Tandem Paragliding and solo??
Tandem paragliding is one with Co Pilot ( Pilot will do everything, no training required) and Solo mean to fly alone for which one should have training and flying experience.
How high can paraglider go up while paragliding in Darjeeling?
A paraglider descends at approximately 200 feet per minute in still air. If the pilot is able to locate thermal air rising faster than this, they will float up with it. Heights of 300-3,000 feet above launch are not uncommon for this site.
Are there restrictions on who can participate?
Aside from the above max weight requirements, there are few restrictions on who can participate. People with pre-existing conditions such as heart problems, unstable bone injuries, pregnancy, or other conditions should refrain from participating.
But Wait… I am afraid of Heights!?! So, there is No Way I could ever Paraglide!
Not surprisingly, we hear that quite often. Really. Very often. Don’t feel at all alone if you have this fear, or perceived fear as the case may be. If you have found your way to this page, you obviously have some dreams of flight, and believe it or not, it’s probably a lot more possible than you think.
Consider this: In our ongoing survey, at least 95% of the people that feel they have a fear of heights, are actually afraid of ‘edges’, or more specifically, from falling off of them. Have you ever flown on an airplane? Did you have a window, or an aisle seat? If you sat by the window, did you look down and enjoy the view? From 30,000′ or more high?!? So really, do you have a fear of heights? Paragliding is quite like that. You feel you are one with the sky, and the fear of the dreaded ‘edge’, or of falling from it, rapidly ‘falls away’ as you experience your first flights.
Is Paragliding in Darjeeling is Dangerous?
Any activity has some inherent risk. Paragliding, as with any type of aviation or adventure sport, is no exception.
With the proper education and a healthy awareness of your own personal motivations and attitudes, risk can be a minimal part of your flying experience. We have found that the single most important variable in pilot safety is the pilot himself. We spend a great deal of time educating our students how to evaluate their own skills, their attitudes, motivations, and awareness levels before each and every flight. With the ability to objectively evaluate one’s own “attitude and aptitude”, (which vary with each day), and when appropriate, being able to say to yourself “I don’t feel up to the task today, so I’m not going to fly,” paragliding can be very safe, and one of the most rewarding things you can experience in life. Respect for the sport can make all the difference between a safe pilot and a dangerous one.
Do I need any special equipment while paragliding in Darjeeling?
For our Tandem Experience programs, we provide all paragliding specific equipment necessary.
Can I bring my camera while paragliding in Darjeeling?
Sure! You’ll need somewhere to stow it while launching and landing, and a tether of some sort is a good idea. We do offer in-flight HD video as an option to all our tandem programs. (Ask for details.)
Are there any restrictions for paragliding in Darjeeling?
We do have weight restrictions in place (45 to 100) depending on client fitness and weather conditions. Lighter people can be accommodated on an individual basis with appropriate weather conditions.
What do I need while paragliding in Darjeeling?
You will need sturdy footwear, long pants, wind breaker or light jacket, sun glasses, sun screen, water, and Camera (you’ll be able to use it in flight).
Where do we meet?
Well it depends, if you hotel is located on Darjeeling town then we can pick up from hotel or you have to come our office which is located at H.D. Lama Road , Near Vodafone office Darjeeling.
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